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dc.contributor.authorEmira, Mahmoud
dc.contributor.authorBrewster, Stephanie
dc.contributor.authorDuncan, Neil
dc.contributor.authorClifford, Angela
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-06T11:25:05Z
dc.date.available2017-04-06T11:25:05Z
dc.date.issued2016-11-21
dc.identifier.citationWhat disability? I am a leader! Understanding leadership in HE from a disability perspective 2016:174114321666292 Educational Management Administration & Leadership
dc.identifier.issn1741-1432
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1741143216662923
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620444
dc.description.abstractThis article is based on the findings of an externally funded, mixed-methods research project conducted at one English university. This small-scale project aimed to examine leadership, barriers to becoming a leader and the support needed to overcome them, from the perspectives of disabled staff. An online questionnaire was sent to all 66 members of staff who had disclosed their disabled status to the university and 22 responses were received. Twelve participants were then interviewed as two focus groups to discuss their views on leadership and its relation to their role. Six more respondents opted for individual face-to-face/telephone interviews. The findings indicated that over half of the respondents were already engaged in ‘formal’ leadership and even more exercised ‘informal’ leadership. This key finding seems to contradict the under-representation of disabled academics in leadership reported in the literature. Despite their engagement in leadership, disabled staff faced several institutional and personal barriers. The findings suggest that having an impairment per se might not necessarily deter disabled staff from exercising leadership. A number of support strategies are recommended to facilitate their participation in (formal) leadership.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSage
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1741143216662923
dc.subjectHigher education
dc.subjectmanagement
dc.subjectformal and informal leadership
dc.subjectdisabled staff
dc.subjectsupport strategies
dc.subjectUnited Kingdom
dc.titleWhat disability? I am a leader! Understanding leadership in HE from a disability perspective
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalEducational Management Administration & Leadership
dc.date.accepted2016-06-28
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhampton
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW060417SB
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-11-21
dc.source.volume46
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage457
dc.source.endpage473
refterms.dateFCD2018-10-19T09:12:35Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
refterms.dateFOA2017-11-21T00:00:00Z
html.description.abstractThis article is based on the findings of an externally funded, mixed-methods research project conducted at one English university. This small-scale project aimed to examine leadership, barriers to becoming a leader and the support needed to overcome them, from the perspectives of disabled staff. An online questionnaire was sent to all 66 members of staff who had disclosed their disabled status to the university and 22 responses were received. Twelve participants were then interviewed as two focus groups to discuss their views on leadership and its relation to their role. Six more respondents opted for individual face-to-face/telephone interviews. The findings indicated that over half of the respondents were already engaged in ‘formal’ leadership and even more exercised ‘informal’ leadership. This key finding seems to contradict the under-representation of disabled academics in leadership reported in the literature. Despite their engagement in leadership, disabled staff faced several institutional and personal barriers. The findings suggest that having an impairment per se might not necessarily deter disabled staff from exercising leadership. A number of support strategies are recommended to facilitate their participation in (formal) leadership.


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